Barbecued Chicken and Chickpea Quesadillas
Barbecued Chicken and Chickpea Quesadillas might be just the hor d'oeuvre you are searching for. This recipe covers 32% of your daily requirements of vitamins and minerals. One serving contains 846 calories, 40g of protein, and 38g of fat. This recipe serves 4. From preparation to the plate, this recipe takes around 45 minutes. A mixture of cilantro leaves, can chickpeas, sea salt and pepper, and a handful of other ingredients are all it takes to make this recipe so scrumptious. To use up the flour tortillas you could follow this main course with the Cinnamon Sugar Crisps as a dessert.
Preheat the oven to 200°F.
Combine the chicken and barbecue sauce in a medium bowl, season to taste with salt and pepper, and toss gently to coat.
In a separate medium bowl, combine the chickpeas and the reserved liquid, garlic, and scallions and mash the ingredients together with a potato masher, leaving the mixture slightly chunky. Season to taste with salt and pepper and stir to combine.
To assemble the quesadillas, lay the tortillas on a flat work surface and spread the chickpea mixture over half of each tortilla, dividing it evenly. Top with the chicken and sprinkle each with a few cilantro leaves and the cheeses. Fold the tortillas in half to form half-moons.
Lightly grease a grill pan or cast-iron skillet with olive oil and heat it over medium-high heat until it's hot.
Place two of the quesadillas in the skillet to grill for about 2 minutes per side, turning once, until the cheese is melted and the tortillas are golden brown.
Transfer the quesadillas to a baking sheet and place them in the oven to keep them warm. Repeat the process with the remaining quesadillas, adding more oil to the pan if it's dry.
Cut the quesadillas into wedges and serve warm.
Book, using the USDA Nutrition Database
Recommended wine: Pinot Noir, Riesling, Sparkling Rose
Mexican works really well with Pinot Noir, Riesling, and Sparkling rosé. Acidic white wines like riesling or low-tannin reds like pinot noir can work well with Mexican dishes. Sparkling rosé is a safe pairing too. One wine you could try is WindRacer Russian River Pinot Noir. It has 4.7 out of 5 stars and a bottle costs about 60 dollars.
WindRacer Russian River Pinot NoirBeautiful aromas of sassafras, mocha and black licorice demonstrate the unique, bold personality of the Russian River Valley. Distinct flavors of brambly fruit, sweet oak and white pepper lead to a broad, balanced wine with food-friendly acidity. Russian River's warm, sunny days and cool foggy nights are optimal for Pinot Noir – the wines have great texture and weight without being overdone or losing their natural acidity. The classic deep, dark aromas and flavors the Russian River is known for shine through in this wine.